F. Enzio Busche
Who is F. Enzio Busche?
Friedrich Enzio Busche was the first resident of Germany called as a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Carl W. Buehner, the only German to serve as a general authority previously, had lived for a long time in the United States prior to his call as a general authority.
Busche's family left Dortmund after the beginning of the Second World War. Near the end of the war Busche was drafted into the German Army at age 15 during the Nazi regime's desperate final push. After the war, Busche returned to Dortmund where he lived in a large part on the molasses that had poured out of a supply train American soldiers had attacked.
After the war, Busche completed high school and then studied at universities in Bonn and Freiberg. He then took over a printing business from his father. Under his direction the company grew to being one of the larger ones in Germany. It was also one of the few companies in Germany at that time that used a participatory style of leadership.
Busche married Jutta Baum in 1955. Busche and Jutta joined the LDS Church in 1958. He served in many local positions in the church, eventually serving as a counselor in the Central German Mission Presidency.
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